“Five DJs turn the tables on the history of music. RE:GENERATION is a documentary film that follows DJ Premier, Mark Ronson and 3 other DJ’s as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music”
As such, DJ Premier works with classical and gets together with the Berklee Symphony Orchestra. After an introduction into classical music at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, he went out collecting stacks of vinyl and mixed the classical symphonies into something new.
And after translating it to sheet music, it was time to get to work with the no less than 58 piece orchestra. The take that made it to the video is the so-called wild one, meaning they recorded it without the metronome in their headphones.
Back in NYC, Premo let NAS complete his masterpiece. I love the idea behind and the outcome of this project, and am looking forward to early 2012, when the film will be released.
I couldn’t help but notice and love Premo’s T saying Rap – Lies = Hip Hop. For who’s with me, you can get it here.
The Little Brother edition: http://enstrumental.bigcartel.com/product/rap-lies-little-brother-edition